The grande dame of kai (food) carts in New Zealand is The White Lady. Owned continuously by the Washer family since 1948, The White Lady has been serving thirsty and hungry Aucklanders 7 nights a week for more than 60 years. You’ll find The White Lady (mark III) doing the late shift every night on Commerce Street in the CBD.
Food trucks are becoming popular on our city streets, especially in Auckland and a few photos are included along with the carts. One website that can keep you up-to-date with who is parked where and serving what is Food Space.
A changing roster of trucks and carts are parked at The Street Food Collective in Ponsonby every day from 11am (TSFC is a bit tricky to find but one entrance is down the alley on Richmond Rd opposite Ponsonby Central). And in Parnell, 14 October marked the start of the summer season of The Truck Stop at La Cigale French Market every Wednesday night.
Dotto’s French Crepes – look for the queue at the Whanganui River Traders Market on Saturday mornings.
Follow The Fire Truck on Facebook to see what’s cooking and where you can find it in Wellington.
Locate Gizza’ Spud on the streets of Gisborne.
We stopped for coffee at this permanently stationary coffee stop at Burkes Pass in 2012, Burkes Pass is around 15 minutes drive from Lake Tekapo.
Look for Big Wave Cafe by the beach in Mount Maunganui.
Find The Dukes of Sandwich in Christchurch – the gun powder pork belly sandwich is highly recommended.